Bierkeller Dress

Hi all! I know…I haven’t posted in a while. I’ll explain why later.

For now, let’s just take in a nice, soothing refashion. Doesn’t that sound nice?

When I was asked to volunteer for a friend’s Bierkeller Oktoberfest (you can learn more about Bierkeller Columbia right here), I of course said yes. Delicious Kolsch and an opportunity to help bring something special to Columbia? Heck yeah. When I was asked if I’d like a shirt to refashion, I of course also said yes.

I was given this one:

Le front

Do you like my thrifted owlie wall art peeking at you in the background?

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An Easy DIY Wine Crate Ottoman

I’m super-proud of this swell ottoman I made all by myself!

I <3 that Celadon Green!

I <3 Celadon Green!

I’m even prouder that it only cost $29 to make ($7 per wine crate + $1 for 1970’s curtain set + free fabric for stuffing)!

I might even be prouder still that it didn’t require any carpentry skillz whatsoever. If you can sew a pillow, you can make one too! :)

I think it works well with my eclectic (i.e. thrifted) decor!

I think it works well with my eclectic (i.e. thrifted) décor!

Click here for the full tutorial.

A Kylie Jenner-esque Denim Dress

When fellow Columbia blogger, Haley Sprankle created a Kylie Jenner-esque denim dress ensemble with a thrifted men’s denim shirt and challenged others to do the same, I decided to hop on board.

I couldn’t care less about Kylie Jenner and her ilk if I tried, but even I had to admit this was a really cool look, and I wanted a comfy denim dress of my very own.

I also haven’t sewn a frock in a while and was craving something fun and new. :)

I ran to the thrift store and found this large men’s shirt for $1. I was kind of hoping I could do what Haley did, and just wear it as-is. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.

More Walk of Shame than Kylie Jenner...:/

More Walk of Shame than Kylie Jenner…:/

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Last ReFash from My Old Place & a Sneak Peek at My New Place!

Whew! What a crazy few weeks it’s been! I’m happy to report that I’m all moved out from my old apartment (yippee!) and all moved in to my new house (huzzah!)! I have some pics of my new digs further down in this post, but I know what you’re really here for…a refashion of course! :)

Last refash in the old digs!

Last refash in the old digs!

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Beige, But Not Blah Dress

I am living in a maze of boxes, my friends.

Look to your left.

Look to your left.

Getting my tripod and myself into a position to take a passable “before” photo wasn’t entirely dissimilar to completing an obstacle course.

In less than two weeks (!!!!!!) I move into to my marvelous new abode. This excites me for many many reasons. I’ll have a much better work space. I’ll have much better lighting, which means better photos. It’s also just a really cool house. :)

I’ve also been working on some pretty awesome home décor projects that I’ll be revealing when they’re in their proper home. :)

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